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by OJ George

Disruptive interventions the fate of the people
Recent times have wrought disruptive interventions on the people in several ways, for they had to queue themselves up before various authorities.

Earlier, for exchanging banned notes, for Aadhaar, PAN card, corrections and what not, they had to sweat it out.

Now they have to produce their ration cards for getting salary and pension.

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Urvashi Sharada on whirlwind campaign
Kottayam: Urvashi

Sharada is on a whirlwind tour of the state canvassing votes for the UDF candidates. In

Thiruvananthapuram she lent her support to international fame Sashi Tharoor of Congress Party.

In Kollam, she campaigned for Peethambara Kurup of Congress Party.

Today it was her
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Suresh Kurup and Jose.K.Mani have namesakes in fray
Kottayam: Fielding namesakes of rivals in the electoral fray has been a crucial tactic employed

sometimes. Last time V M Sudheeran had to bite the dust in Alappuzha ostensibly because of the

presence of another Sudheeran who fetched far more votes than the victory margin of Dr K S

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Expectations too much, dismay for those discarded
Lok Sabha

election camp is getting active. Thank God the actual campaign is limited to a fortnight. In olden

days, campaign spread to two months. Candidates and campaign managers were at their witís


Now a lot of people are frustrated for not getting nomination. Expectations have
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Protestants left high and dry
Earlier church leaders thought

their interests were being taken care of by the Congress Party. Often, the party was not able to

live up to the expectations of various church factions. At times, the church leaders would boast of

teaching a lesson to the party.

This time, Congress Party
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Front politics in Kerala shaking up
I have been watching with

great interest the unending talkathon going on in various channels by journalists, analysts and

political and non-political leaders of various hues regarding the serious seat sharing issue

confronting the Left Democratic Front in Kerala.

No one has analysed t
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What the candidate has to say: Jose K Mani, UDF
Kottayam: Lok

Sabha constituency is witnessing a Kerala Congress(M) candidate after a quarter century. And

the candidate is none other than Jose K Mani, son of party supremo K M Mani. Jose K Mani is not a

greenhorn as such in electoral politics. Last time he had contested in Muvattupuzha
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